Willie Rennie makes a pig’s ear of things

Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has proved the old adage true that you should never work with children or animals after a farm visit on the campaign trail went awry.

The real talking point of Mr Rennie’s visit to Gorgie City Farm – far from the expected promotion of vocational education and work experience opportunities – was his trip outside to meet the pigs.

Standing in front of the pig pen, Mr Rennie spoke to BBC reporter Philip Sim about the visit and why he was there.

Mr Rennie explained: “We like to organise our visits, to send a message in pictorial terms, exactly what we’re asking for.

“And I think this does it very well today. I don’t quite know how, but it does.”

Unbeknownst to Mr Rennie, however, a particularly amorous pig – as seen in the short video – decided to upstage the piece-to-camera by attempting relations with a fellow hog.


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